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Saudi-led fighter jets bombed Yemen's capital and killed 14 people


Saudi-led coalition fighter jets bombed the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Friday and killed at least 14 people, eight of which were members of one family.

The bombing was the latest example of the escalation of the coalition's air campaign in Yemen. On Wednesday, 41 people were killed when an aircraft bombed a hotel in a town north of Sanaa.

The attacks and civilian deaths have galvanized calls for an investigation.

“What happened today in Fag Attan in the capital by the fighter jets against the civilians requires an investigation by the coalition,” tweeted Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhalfi.

In the last two years, more than 10,000 people have been killed and 3 million displaced by the coalition's air tactives against the Iran-backed Shiite fighters. The coalition's aim is to restore the internationally-recognized Yemeni government.

The continued air campaigns have also triggered other humanitarian crises, including a cholera epidemic which has killed approximately 2,000 people.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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